Traveling to India is an interesting experience for any tourist. India is one of the largest countries in Asia. It is also among the most populated countries in the region. As a result of this, the country is so diverse in terms of natural features, people, culture, religion, and ways of life. India has been a popular country even from the ancient days having great empires and its space in world history.

When visiting the country for just a week, there are many accessible and interesting destinations one can visit and create lasting memories. These places include the following.

10 Taj Mahal, Agra

It is the most iconic and known symbol in India. As a result, for someone with just a week in India, it would make sense to visit the place. The Taj Mahal is visited by millions due to its beauty and the history it holds.

Taj Mahal was built several years ago in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife and it is a magnificent white marble monument.

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9 Spiti Region

The Spiti region is popular for having the best mountain landscape. It is one of the best destinations in India for people to explore nature, camp, hike, ride bikes, and have panoramic views of breathtaking landscapes.

The place is well visited by nature and still boasts some amazing resorts such as the Spiti Village Resort, Hotel Spiti Sarai, and Nyingma house. One can enjoy rafting on the rivers, visit the Pin Valley National Park and enjoy Lahaul Valley.

8 New Delhi

New Delhi is a huge city and offers so much for visitors. There are so many tourist attractions in this capital and it is in every color. For a person looking to witness and experience the new and the old life synchronize together into something beautiful, this is the place to explore.

With the city being one of the oldest, one can visit Old Delhi and see amazing features such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Chandni Chowk. It has many historical areas especially related to religion such as the Lotus Temple. One can also enjoy many restaurants with unique Indian food.

7 Mumbai

Mumbai is a very energetic city in India. For a person with a short period of just a week in the country, this will offer a great experience. For starters, it is home to the best Bollywood actors. The place has many 5-star hotels.

In Mumbai, one can easily get amazing Marine Drives at an affordable price. There are also many art deco structures to see and see how the coast has affected the lifestyle. For one interested in the local life, they can visit the "thieves market". Another place worth mentioning is the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

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6 Bir Billing

It is a heaven of activities in India and worth the visit. Bir Billing is popular for paragliding and a fan of adrenaline rush must visit the place. It is well located and the views are amazing especially when paragliding.

The place has good weather and it has many restaurants, resorts, and hotels close by. Other activities to do in Bir Billing may include river crossing, rock climbing, rappelling, and hiking.

5 Kerala

Kerala is a region very popular for backwaters. It is along the coastline and stretches over 600 km. This means that for someone visiting the place, especially during the summer vacations, there is more than enough to discover and enjoy. Kerala is a perfect place for long boat rides doing various water activities such as swimming, diving, fishing, and much more.

When visiting Kerala, tourists also get a chance to witness the Kathakali dance event and see tea estates, and boat rides.

4 Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a region that holds a lot of history about India, as a result, it is a perfect destination for many travelers. The place is also called the "Land of Kings” as it is home to the remnants from ancient times. What one can see in this palace are lively festivals, stately forts, and glittering palaces.

Another place to visit in this region is Jodhpur also called the "Blue City". A visit to Rajasthan is the perfect way to experience a history-rich area of India within a short time and learn so much.

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3 Rishikesh

Rishikesh is all about spiritually oriented tourists. For tourists who are so much interested in religion, this is the best place to visit. One of the iconic places is the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram dating back to the 1960s. In the town, one can visit the holy Ganges River which is a center for pilgrimages and yoga.

A great site for views, listening to temple bells, and sightseeing are the two suspended bridges of Rishikesh.

2 Amritsar

The golden temple in Amritsar, the "Jewel of Punjab", is an amazing scene to witness in India. It is considered the holiest place in the Sikhs' world. It is made up of a magnificent glistening structure and surrounded by a pool.

This place has the largest community kitchen in the world that can serve 10,000 diners of curries and lentils every day. Additionally, visiting Amritsar will offer a tourist a chance to see the Pakistan border and Bollywood dances on the streets.

1 Varanasi

It is among the oldest inhabited cities in India and the world. It is also considered a very holy place as it is found along the Ganges River which is a sacred river in India. It is a place highly treasured by the pilgrims and they bathe there.

Tourists visiting the place can enjoy floral features of the river, and boat rides, watch Hindu ceremonies and enjoy Indian foods.

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